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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

Yeah, even when I managed to get Crossfire actually working with two 7970s, it was the largest pain in the arse to actually deal with. Enough to where I just ended up returning them to Newegg, and getting a 780.

Crossfire can be great and all, but many people neglect to mention all the times you have to enable/disable crossfire depending on what game you play because their support is so awful. When it works, its great. But it doesn't work enough to be worth it. When I was on 670 SLI, everything just ran perfectly. Never had to enable/disable SLI, etc.

Same experience here. I have never had a CFX setup personally, but my buddy with 7870s seemed to have nothing but driver issues. I've been super happy with my 780s thus far (although to be fair it's only been a week).
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780 x2 SLI - 290X is also out but its said to be 730 ish! And would only go XFIRE if they fix their drivers (it has improved xfire, but its not at a point where it is better than NVIDIA's MY OPINION)

Also 800 SERIES is right around the corner so you could wait for that and so is the TITAN ULTRAs

I don't know why people are so derped about this, the only reason these 290X's are 730 is because they're the limited production BF4 editions.

And even then both of those setups would be a ways outside the price of a titan.
So a more realistic suggestion would be the 770Ti ( if/when it comes out )
Or the R9-290


Also the 800 series at the earliest wont be here till June, that's a long wait.
post #13 of 16
I would wait until the new AMD cards have been reviewed and see what Nvidia's rumored price drops are. if you had to have something today I would get a 780 or two 770 4Gb or 2 7970's or 2 7950's of a model known to OC well. But try to get cards that have at least 3 Gb. Mine have 2 Gb and when running lots of mods on Skyrim I get little hiccups. Other games they run like butter.
And stick with a single card unless your monitor res needs two.

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just wait for the new cards. the new amd r280 is a refreshed 7970. if it is about the same price ($300), i'd suggest that. this is if your budget permits. if not, go with a 7950 for cheap with 3 games bundled. oc it a bit and you save even more.

7970 stock

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7137557

7950 oc'ed to 7970 GHz speeds (nearly all can do this)

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7021432

it is about equal to 2 6950s, so you'll prolly need to oc whatever cpu you have.
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sli 760 is pretty good bang for the buck, two of those will do 1440p... a pair of those with 4gb each cost less than a single 780
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sli 760 is pretty good bang for the buck, two of those will do 1440p... a pair of those with 4gb each cost less than a single 780

why?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161412

i never had problems with crossfire. i don't even use radeonpro whatever you call that. i read it is crossfire and eyeinfinity that's currently a headache but that, too, will be resolved soon.
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